Framing is everything in photography. But one creative shooter takes framing to a whole other level by looking for everyday objects to shoot through.
Gebe Alpar has to use his imagination every time he goes out to shoot pictures as he frames his subjects through a gate, a window, or even a combine harvester.
“I am attracted to this style,” Alpar tells PetaPixel. “Maybe because research studies have confirmed that our brain shows higher activity when we see rounded objects.”
“I like the framing style because I can focus all the attention on a specific subject. Even if it’s an animal, a person, a building, or simply a great view, but in a pleasant placement,” he continues.
“Everywhere I go, I become a curious wanderer, searching for hidden gems in the form of new angles, round shapes in fences, and captivating compositions in the most unexpected places.”
Alpar says he looks for “framed moments” everywhere he goes but most of his captures are done in his hometown of Cluj-Napoca in Romania.
“Most of the time I try to capture a subject perfectly framed on the specific frame I just found. I am focused mostly on buildings, but in the future, I want to include human subjects too,” he explains.
“Sometimes it is hard to get the result I want. I have so many unposted photos because when I saw it twice, it didn’t convey the feeling I was expecting.”
Alpar says that while he uses a Sony A6000 camera and a Sony 18-105mm lens, the best camera for the project is his iPhone 13 Pro Max.
“All the time I have it in my pocket, it offers me a wide range of lenses at an acceptable RAW quality,” he says.
Alpar says it is difficult to pick one out as his favorite but the photo an iconic building in his hometown of Cluj-Napoca is special because it has so much history.
More of Alpar’s framed moments can be found on his Instagram.
Image credits: All photos by Gebe Alpar.